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    Yesterday, 10:56 PM
    I guess it would be easy enough to just wire tie two TCs together just so they stay out of the way. I was just thinking that two separate TCs would get in a tangle or something. Even better like OS OK said, two in one well would work too.
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Tin Tubes in Lead and Lead Alloys
    Sounds nasty. I would let it go. You might get a few dollars worth of tin if you have a lot of tubes but is it really worth it?
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    11-22-2017, 11:10 PM
    Can a single TC be wired to operate 2 PID controllers ,or will it mess with the reading if another load is paralleled? I'm going to figure out a reasonable way to use PIDs on a gas smelting pot. It will have 2 gas valves so I can have low, med, and...
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    11-22-2017, 10:22 AM
    I keep my bulk storage in the field under a tree in the form of #25 bricks. It is easy to count up that way. I use the smaller 3X5 bread pans to make casting alloy ingots. Just put 2 pounds or so in each that way it fits easily into the casting...
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    11-17-2017, 11:39 PM
    Only 15 pounds is not worth fooling with. I would set it aside to cast fishing weights before wasting more good stuff trying to save it.
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    11-16-2017, 11:58 PM
    The actual length of the probe is only to make it fit the application and means nothing except how deep it will go. The thermocouple is in the tip.
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    11-16-2017, 11:51 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    There are different type power controls on leds. A buck/boost regulator used with batteries will be a smooth pure light. The PWM is the cheapest and most common regulator. Even battery powered leds probably use PWM unless they are a higher end...
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    11-16-2017, 04:51 PM
    You are not going to get anything more than just a wild idea from appearances.
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    11-14-2017, 06:09 AM
    A load of 3.7 grains of bullseye and a 124 grain bullet will get you a lot of stovepipes on a new crispy gun. I found that both my rugeers it took 4.2 grains to cycle properly. You had the OAL at 1.150 so 4.2 grains will be just fine. I never...
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    11-14-2017, 06:00 AM
    lwknight replied to a thread Chrono help in Cast Boolits
    The led is a big problem for chronographs. The leds are controlled by a PWM that actually flickers the light set intervals to limit the output. That would totally screw with the chrony.
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    11-14-2017, 05:51 AM
    Battery posts are dead soft. The cable ends can be hard or soft. The large factory terminals like you find on a diesel pickup are soft and the cheaper terminals like you find at the O'reilys can be either way.
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    11-13-2017, 11:28 PM
    lwknight replied to a thread 38 Squib loads? in Cast Boolits
    Your 148 grain bullets are too light for 10 grains 2400 powder in 38 cases. You are not getting the powder lit. You need either a faster powder or a 357 case with more powder in it. Also a magnum primer could not hurt either. I had similar...
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    11-13-2017, 01:47 AM
    If you can see the crystals, you have very low antimony. If the flakes are about 1/8" you have far less than 1/2%. Eventually the crystallization visual effect will just look like a satin finish at 2 or 3 percent. After that point you can't tell...
    11 replies | 570 view(s)
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check